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Coyote Hills Elementary Student Wins Annual District Spelling Bee

The Peoria Unified School District held their annual District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 27 where top spellers from across the district competed in front of their peers. The winner of this year’s Annual District Spelling Bee isEthan GreenwoodfromCoyote Hills Elementary School. Greenwood won in the 12th round with the word “quinary.”

The seven runners-up include:

  • Archer Hillfrom Apache Elementary School
  • Jackson McLeanfrom Lake Pleasant Elementary School
  • Brian Fielderfrom Sun Valley Elementary School
  • Aidan Clarkfrom Desert Harbor Elementary School
  • Vinh Lefrom Parkridge Elementary School
  • Gerald Sanchezfrom Oakwood Elementary School
  • Julia Bergnerfrom Heritage Elementary School

These eight exceptional students will compete in the Maricopa County Region IV Spelling Bee hosted in February. The winners of the Regional Bee will move on to the state-level Arizona Spelling Bee in March followed by the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2022.

Those who were unable to attend the annual District Spelling Bee may watch the recorded event on the district’s YouTube channel at